SNP calls for change in the chambers
The SNP are calling for Glaswegians to use their votes for change in the city chambers to make life better for the people of Glasgow.
Glasgow SNP are ambitious for Glasgow, standing 43 candidates across 21 wards. The SNP have a team with vision and ideas who welcome the opportunity to represent the people of this great city, to make our council more approachable and to open up the council to scrutiny.
The SNP’s key manifesto pledges are:
- Guaranteeing every 16-24 year-old a place in education, work or training and providing more support for small businesses to create jobs.
- Refurbishing schools and launching a drive to raise attainment in classrooms.
- Guaranteeing at least 600 hours a year of nursery education for every three and four year old.
- Getting the basics right through better maintained roads and cleaner streets, including a clampdown on dog fouling and flytippers.
- Promoting a more open and accountable council by giving citizens a direct say in what we do.
- Faster assessment and better integrated delivery of care across health and social work, providing people with real choice and control.
- Promoting new green energy schemes for the city and improved recycling rates – saving the city money as well as helping the environment.
- Keeping council tax frozen until 2016, giving a helping hand to families in these tough times.
Cllr Allison Hunter, Leader of the SNP Group, is enthusiastic about the change an SNP-led council will bring: “The SNP Team in Glasgow has a positive vision for the future of Glasgow. It is a vision which has been shaped by the people of Glasgow through consultation with organisations and more than 20,000 electors.
We have listened to what the people want, and this has shaped a manifesto which is our commitment to the future of our great city.
“Glasgow remains the leading city in Scotland, one of the greatest cities in the world. This is driven by the talent and vibrancy of its people, but there are areas we need to improve, issues we have to address and things we must to do better.
“These elections are about local issues, about the decisions which impact upon Glaswegians daily; from education, to employment, dog fouling to pot holes. The city council has a huge responsibility to deliver competent governance, openly and accountably.
“Glasgow needs a new party to lead it, with fresh ideas to look after all our interests. An SNP council will work to make the city council more open, transparent, and accountable to the people it works for – the electorate.
"We will also be happy to accept input from colleagues in other parties, and in the Scottish Government, if it is in the best interests of the people of Glasgow.
“We pledge to improve council services, and we ask on May 3rd that you help us to do that. Vote SNP 1,2 (and 3 in my ward, Govan) to make Glasgow better.”